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Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

Postby NHE » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:51 pm

Hi Rich,
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Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

Postby Wheelz » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:10 am

!! What do I do? Honorably discharged from the Army in 1987 and within 3 years, started having symptoms of what was eventually diagnosed as MS in 1996. Numbness and tingling I believed to be just a pinched nerve, were treated by chiropractors. Years of this reoccurring problem Finally led me to getting an EMG, which showed I had no pinched nerves. Finally went to neurologist and was diagnosed with RRMS. All that background to ask this question. How do I find these old medical records, to show a pattern and provide proof, when hospitals do not keep records back that far?
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Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

Postby Boudreaux » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:19 pm

Wheelz wrote:!! What do I do? Honorably discharged from the Army in 1987 and within 3 years, started having symptoms of what was eventually diagnosed as MS in 1996. Numbness and tingling I believed to be just a pinched nerve, were treated by chiropractors. Years of this reoccurring problem Finally led me to getting an EMG, which showed I had no pinched nerves. Finally went to neurologist and was diagnosed with RRMS. All that background to ask this question. How do I find these old medical records, to show a pattern and provide proof, when hospitals do not keep records back that far?


You need to get ahold of the records that show your symptoms at 3 years out. See if you county has a Veterans Service Officer that can help you out. Without the records you have no link to diagnosis within the 7 year window.
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Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

Postby Brainteaser » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:29 am

I served in the Australian army (infantry) during the Vietnam War era. Looking back, it was personally a rewarding experience of questionable purpose. My PPMS developed 6 years after discharge. I suspect that some incidents during my service and/or inoculations may have contributed to my condition. The problem is that it is difficult to establish a connection, the further we move away from that time. Also the War was politically unpopular in society so there has never been any proaction to help service personnel from that era.
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Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

Postby Lois » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:48 pm

I married to a Retired Veteran Marine, he retired in 1993, but he wasn't diagnosed with MS until 2008, but in 1997, he was told he was having cerebral strokes, he also had one in 1999, and in 2001, and then in 2008. His Dr. sent him to a neurologist who though MRI and spinal tap, diagnosed him with MS. My husband has no family members who have ever had MS, so we know it's not past down through the genes. Through his military years he was station at several bases that had closed due to chemical dumping and chemicals that he was exposed to during and doing his job. Has there been any proofs to chemicals causing MS, and also beings he was being diagnosed wrong do we have a case.
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Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

Postby Romolla » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:46 pm

I am a vietnam veterans daughter who was diagnose with Multiple sclerosis and my sister has it also they say it not service connections. My dad has agent Orange .
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